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Jan 15, 2019 Dollar Reviews
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Once things start, it's hard to know when, if ever, they'll truly come to a stop. Some stories are circles, never going anywhere, save the place from which they originated. If you're wondering if I'm making statements about this film, our long dormant podcast, or the evolved social commentary via Videodrome, just wait for the mental gymnastics this virtual reality trip from Cronenberg takes you on #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: David Cronenberg, 1999, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, movie review, film criticism, podcast,...
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Nov 2, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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One hundred and nine is a big number, some might call it scary, or at the very least, daunting, and yet it only tells one story about Dollar Reviews. Join us for this seemingly final hurrah as we reflect on the mad genius of David Lynch and his first journey into the subterranean terror of working class Americans #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: podcast, David Lynch, art cinema, nightmares, movie review, film criticism, 1977, The Shining,...
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Oct 25, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Some films are claimed to be so bad that they are scary, so with Halloween still in the air, and Ron Perlman in the cast, we decided to see what all the fuss is about. What we got was a legendary history of a troubled production, stars impersonating each other on film, awesome makeup, and a fairly interesting tale with just a few too many issues to overlook.
Topics: movie review, film criticism, podcast, conversation, the island of dr moreau, val kilmer, marlon...
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Oct 18, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Some things once seen can never be unseen and Count Orlok is perhaps the first filmic example of that maxim. Without jump scares, audio cues, gore, or even color, F. W. Murnau gave the world a creature so horrifying that cinema is still trying to catch up 100 years later #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: Nosferatu, vampires, dracula, german film, F. W. Murnau, Max Shreck, German Expressionism, silent...
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Oct 11, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Its not everyday that we watch a film that is strikingly different than cinema on the whole, but this beautiful, dark, twisted, French fantasy really is something to behold. Equal parts Laika, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, and German Expressionism, Marc Caro and Jean Pierre-Jeunet take us somewhere that can only exist in dreams and/or nightmares #SilverDollar
Topics: French cinema, 1995, The City of Lost Children, podcast, movie review, film criticism, marc caro,...
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Oct 3, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Time is a curious thing, the more we have of it, the less we care; however, every October I fully embrace death and view those scary little films I tell myself I never have time for. Starting the season off proper is this foreign treat, Guillermo del Toro's first film - his reinvention of vampirism, aka the supernatural solution to time eternal #SilverDollar
Topics: Guillermo del Toro, Cronos, ron perlman, mexican cinema, spanish, vampirism, horror, podcast, movie...
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Sep 27, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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I might have vetoed Steve's decision to pick this one a year ago, but after the way I talked up Scent of a Woman as one of the best prep school films of the 90s, he made me want to eat those words. This thing is a true forgotten relic of the decade with a cast and crew so good that I made a new score #WoodenNickel
Topics: podcast, conversation, 1991, sean astin, wil wheaton, movie review, Toy Soldiers, film criticism
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Sep 21, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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It's ironically fitting that I would find myself sick at the time of publishing this episode as it stands as one of my go to feel good movies. Regardless of what life may throw your way, coming of age/companion films such as these, even if this one is a little long and cacophonous, know exactly how to reassure you that everything is worthwhile still #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: podcast, 1992, Scent of a Woman, Best actor, blindness, prep school, legal drama, coming of age,...
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Sep 12, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Its been a long time coming, that's a truth I can handle, but good, goddamn was this an overdue view on my part. Some flicks are regarded as classics for a specific reason, and this one, down to the ancient plastering of "The End" over the closing moments lives up to that moniker #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: 1992, Rob Reiner, Tom Cruise, Aaron Sorkin, Jack Nicholson, court drama, movie review, film...
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Aug 30, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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How sweet it is to bring Steve the gift that keeps on giving: trashy comedy gems from my list of favorites. Despite Carl Reiner's first collab with the poor black child of this film being highly regarded, I found myself wondering if this was going to be another Bio-dome/Freddy Got Fingered moment.
Topics: Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, The Jerk, 1979, comedy, podcast, conversation, film criticism, movie...
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Aug 22, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Contrary to common belief, the longer you do something doesn't make it easier to do. Join us for our second triple digit episode where I chronicle just how tiring certain screenings can be despite their having fun moments. Burt Reynolds, Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, and Jerry Goldsmith's score go a long way here, but this one's a #DimeADozen (or 10 of them depending on who you ask).
Topics: podcast, conversation, movie review, film criticism, 1969, burt reynolds, jim brown, western, tom...
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Aug 9, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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For every guy behind the guy, there tends to be an equally qualified gal and I couldn't think of a better selection to introduce the one that has my back. Ashley has been watching a ton of flicks with me lately and you have no idea how money that is #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: Doug Liman, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Swingers, podcast, movie review, 1996, film criticism,...
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Things start off with the culmination of our Luc Besson Debt to Cinema chain, his long gestating, must see in 3D, comic book adaptation then segue into Christopher Nolan's larger than life, humanistic war flick (20:30) and my horrible experience watching it. Next Steve tries to lighten the mood with A Ghost Story (46:50), Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Little Hours (49:10). Finally I dipped into the anime again with Food Wars (52:47) and Inuyasha (54:50) + my first impressions of my New...
Topics: Valerian, Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan, Luc Besson, film criticism, movie review, 2017, blockbusters,...
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Aug 2, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Independent filmmaking is what brought life back into cinema, and given that we primarily sought our educations in the medium based on the exploits of artists working outside the constructs of the studio system, its only fitting that we would finally get around to watching the first of John Cassavetes's canon - possibly the first indie film #SilverDollar
Topics: John Cassavetes, indie film, podcast, conversation, film criticism, movie review, 1959, mumblecore,...
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Jul 27, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Inspired by Steve's pick the week before and doubly so once Ashley decreed we would watch Valerian together, I decided to give Luc Besson another go. Whereas Nikita was a deep cut, Leon is the film that made his career and I finally gave it the view it deserved #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: movie review, podcast, film criticism, 1994, Luc Besson, Leon, The Professional, Natalie Portman,...
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Jul 19, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Leave it to America to make a proudly Parisian film even more French, this Luc Besson romantic thriller bleeds angst and oozes style. Before the two remakes and equally as many American TV adaptations, this is the breakthrough international piece of cinema which made the EuropaCorp president an action impresario and household name #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: podcast, conversation, nikita, la femme nikita, 1990, luc besson, cinema, bryon gillis, steven...
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Welcome to our first triple feature, starting with the true romcom of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon's lives #IdBuyThatForADollar, followed by Sony's third go at Spidey (24:23), and finally Matt Reeves's conclusion to the Apes trilogy (48:23) #IBTFAD. Also, Steve shares thoughts on The Exception (1:20:07), Kirikou and the Sorceress (1:24:19), and a double feature of The Philadelphia Story/Palm Beach Story (1:27:06). Meanwhile, I caught This is John (1:32:04) and Videodrome in 35mm...
Topics: The Big Sick, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Showalter, Judd Apatow, Spiderman, Sony, Marvel Cinematic...
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Jul 12, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Its not everyday that a piece of media aims to de(con)struct the genre/subcategory it falls into, but of the last 20 years, most of the best satire has come from films of that ilk. Scream, Last Action Hero, Cabin in the Woods, Scott Pilgrim, and now Joseph Kahn's crazy, fast, smorgasbord of the milennial high school experience cements weird is good and 90s nostalgia is better! #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: podcast, conversation, Joseph Kahn, Detention, movie review, film criticism, 2011, indie film, high...
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Jul 6, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Another holiday, another killing joke about the horrors of celebrating the second year of this podcast. Given how dear The Faculty, Scream, and especially Dawson's Creek are to me, how has this Kevin Williamson script held up 20 years after the fact? Spoiler: Not so well, but I definitely appreciate Scary Movie more now.
Topics: podcast, conversation, I Know What You Did Last Summer, movie review, film criticism, 1997, Kevin...
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Jul 1, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Having done the UK proud and Canadian manga fans one better, what has Edgar Wright brought to musically inclined drivers of the South? #SilverDollar - I also played plenty of rhythm games in our month long absense headlined by DJ Hero (27:46), went to the cinema for Captain Underpants (31:47) and Transformers: The Last Knight (34:30) in 3D, and stayed home for Adam Sandler's The Cobbler (43:17). Meanwhile, Steve caught Cars 3 also in three dimensions (52:03), Collateral Beauty (55:10), and Girl...
Topics: Baby Driver, Robocop, Edgar Wright, Transformers 5, conversation, podcast, 2017, movie reviews,...
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Jun 29, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Cool as ice Steve McQueen shines alongside a Ford Mustang fastback in this reminder of how suave New Hollywood was before absolute power corrupted absolutely. If Edgar Wright got your engine revving this week like us, you owe it to yourself to see one of Baby Driver's inspirations #SilverDollar
Topics: Steve McQueen, Ford Mustang, San Francisco, car chase, 1968, conversation, podcast, film criticism,...
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Jun 21, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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If you've never seen this one, you owe it to yourself to watch it as counter programming on Father's Day like we did. Such a smart script, an even better monster, and the scariest true tale there ever was without being terrifying on screen #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: podcast, horror, father's day, conversation, movie review, film criticism, 1987, america's most...
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Jun 19, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The final episode of the show where we chronicle all the major trends we've reported over the years (vertical integration, VR, the internet of things, evolution of movies/TV, etc), Amazon storms its way into the grocery business, Verizon officially owns Yahoo, and social media starts creating actual media. Plus, round two of E3 2017 coverage, Rocket League, Bethesda VR, Sony's PlayLink, Spiderman Homecoming VR tie-in, and Clean Version initiative, and the future of blockbusters.
Topics: news, weekly roundup, conversation, tech, 2017, hollywood, futurism, the internet
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Jun 14, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Let's be honest, with the never ending recycle process entertainment goes through, one block of original/remake tandems wasn't going to last long. Steve apologized in advance for not picking the Universal monster incarnation, but seeing 1999's/the release of Dark Universe made the timing right for a double dip #SilverDollar
Topics: horror, the mummy, 1932, karl freund, universal monsters, remake, reboot, conversation, podcast,...
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Jun 12, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode where we try our best to sound energetic, but two years is finally catching up with us, Black Panther comes while a Batman goes, LA unveils an Alamo Drafthouse and a new Xbox, Bethesda and Apple fully embrace VR/AR, and SiriusXM teams up with Pandora. Plus, the continued boycott of Netflix in theaters, more Dark Universe monsters, Sony making family friendly streaming edits, selling a Plame d'Or to finance a movie, and Amazon/Oculus becoming available to all.
Topics: conversation, news, 2017, weekly roundup, tech, vr, movies, showbiz, E3, bryon gillis, steven...
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Jun 7, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Of their many monsters, Universal has seemed most interested in keeping The Mummy alive forever. Between this weekend's Dark Universe re-reboot with Tom Cruise, the original Karloff features, and of course this debt, Stephen Sommer's turn of the century swashbuckling, treasure seeking, adventure that kicked off a trilogy, it appears opening the sarcophagus is always a good idea #DimeADozen
Topics: The Mummy, Universal monsters, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Sommers, reboot, franchise, horror, movie...
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Jun 6, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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After three reviews for Batman v Superman and my equal amount of screenings for Suicide Squad, Patty Jenkins made a sacrifice to the gods and gave us a DCEU movie the world unanimously loves for all the right reasons #IdBuyThatForADollar. We fill out the rest of the episode with our delayed thoughts on Tom Tykwer's A Hologram for the King (38:45), "Max Landis's" Mr. Right (44:27), and IFC Midnighter, A Dark Song (58:37).
Topics: Max Landis, Mr. Right, Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins, DCEU, DC Comics, Gal Gadot, DC Comics,...
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Jun 5, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The third to last episode where we bring Tyler on one last time to talk Wonder Woman, Adam Wingard filming Godzilla vs King Kong, and where the Animaniacs reboot fits within Time Warner's streaming entities (especially with Tyler's OTT streaming trial impressions). I try something new in finding out how all our weekends have gone, talk Nintendo's online service for the Switch, Walmart training employees for Black Friday with VR, and the Amazon engineer trusting Twitch chat with his life...
Topics: podcast, guest host, conversation, news, showbiz, tech, vr, weekly roundup, 2017, future horse,...
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May 31, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Anyone who has held a camera knows glass, heaven forbid mirrors, should be avoided at all costs, and yet this acclaimed piece of Hong Kong art cinema lives within the reflections and obscurities melted sand lends to our perception of the world. I go back and forth on the why's, landing  on the nostalgic framing structure Steve missed, for this  painting come to life of an era and country that have since come to pass 
Topics: Hong Kong, Chinese cinema, Wong Kar-wai, In the Mood for Love, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, 2000,...
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May 29, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode where I flesh out a future Dollar Reviews podcast during a mock Patreon ad break for Fleshlight (1:11:07), Joss Whedon takes over Justice League duties after a tragedy in the Snyder family, I get alarmed by the shelf life of disasters in the face of Disney escapism, Sony goes down Uncharted territory with Tom Holland and Gina Prince-Bythewood, and Universal unveils its Dark Universe. Plus, Amazon + Steven Soderbergh,  VR porn (for the umpteenth time) , the future of festival...
Topics: conversation, news, weekly roundup, 2017, Justice League, death, escapism, vr, patreon, bryon gillis
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May 24, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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This episode is a bit of a throwback, primarily as a recall to 2006's Best Picture winner, The Departed, but also to our remake series earlier this year. The Hong Kong blockbuster, while largely  reproduced for American audiences, packages deeper questions in a quicker runtime,  making viewing it as a point of origin necessary viewing #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Infernal Affairs, The Departed, Hong Kong, Chinese cinema, foreign, film...
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May 22, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which I list the many things reporting the news prevents me from doing, Cannes continues its crybaby wanderings, Netflix and Donald Trump are the villains the media prays for, Wanda's reformation of Legendary and enhanced exhibition business, and the rise of vertical video. In bigger news (56:00), Austin man sues his date for texting during a movie, Hollywood a major hacking target and their lack of action, Google I/O updates including standalone VR and Daydream upgrades, and...
Topics: news, showbiz, 2017, weekly roundup, bryon gillis, steven montmaneix, vr, virtual reality, cannes,...
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May 20, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Despite its top billing, Macon Blair's Melanie Lynskey/Elijah Wood staring Netflix exclusive isn't the big review this episode, that honor is split between my solo outings with Playstation VR's Farpoint + Aim Controller (14:57) and Master of None season two (24:15). Steve missed another chance at catching GotG Vol. 2 in 3D and settled on anime darling, Your Name (31:43) while I close with praise for film podcast 80s All Over (38:27).
Topics: Farpoint, PSVR, virtual reality, Master of None, Netflix, Macon Blair, I Don't Feel at Home in This...
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May 17, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Following how grueling The Tribe's abortion scene is, and  my mentioning  this film  during its breakdown, I felt Mother's Day was a natural fit for another acclaimed film where such a procedure is central to the story. However, like Catwoman before it, this Palme d'Or winner's secret weapon isn't the long takes, or atmosphere, but window into womanhood it offers.
Topics: podcast, 2007, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Romanian New Wave, Romanian cinema, conversation,...
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May 15, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which we get off to a slow start, Google acquires VR gurus Owlchemy Labs, Amazon introduces the Echo Show and Prime Live Events, Wanda's Legendary loses another figurehead, and Amazon Prime Video has landed 40 SXSW selections. In bigger news, Cannes changes their criteria for festival selections after streaming titles have joined the Palme d'Or race and Microsoft unveils their "mixed reality" controllers. Plus, the need for VR standards, vertical cinema, contemporary...
Topics: hollywood, technology, VR, virtual reality, news, showbiz, Amazon, Netflix, Cannes, film festivals,...
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May 13, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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We begin with the hippie starring, hipster targeted, family road trip, philosophical drama, Captain Fantastic before I move onto actual superhero fare Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (28:36) and M. Night Shyamalan's Split and Unbreakable (46:34). Next, I share my PSVR experiences with Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (55:38) and puzzler Statik (57:53). Meanwhile Steve caught James Ponsoldt's The Circle (1:01:13), Free Fire (1:20:00), and The Accountant (1:21:34). Finally, I share the TV I've been...
Topics: 2017, Captain Fantastic, Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Infinity...
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May 9, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Despite how long cinema has been around, deaf/mute societies are one of the few worlds we rarely gain access to. This Ukranian, festival darling not only takes us into one with deft camerawork, but also a matching lack of dialogue. Please experience this neo-silent film for yourself (its on Netflix) before joining our discussion, because this is quite the unique beast that you shouldn't have ruined #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: film criticism, Ukranian film, 2014, mute, deaf, silent cinema, bryon gillis, movie review, steven...
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May 9, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The  episode  in which we find a new sense of purpose since we now have a Patreon supporter (!!!), Annapurna continues to make groundbreaking moves, Universal is adapting Gears of War, Hellboy is getting a reboot, and HBO is leaving Amazon Prime while working on Game of Thrones spinoffs. In bigger news (00:42:00), Charter joins Comcast in the quest for full communication exposure (via wireless), Hulu with Live TV is finally a thing, YouTube is making free shows with big stars, Twitter lands a...
Topics: podcast, news, showbiz, VR, tech, weekly roundup, Hellboy, patreon, Amazon Prime, Game of Thrones,...
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May 3, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Always a fan of seeing the worser things in cinema, I'd been meaning to get around to this culturally aborted Lucasfilm/Marvel bomb. As a fan of Waterworld, or better yet, Bio-Dome, how bad could it be? The premise and talent makeup sound quacktastic, but this bizarre, 1980s failure, despite bright moments, is far from being a campy romp.
Topics: Howard the Duck, Marvel, George Lucas, Universal, Lea Thompson, Thomas Dolby, film criticism, movie...
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May 2, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which 100 being the ending seems more and more realistic, lots of tryhard social network lamestars got dupped by Ja Rule and his doomed Bahamian luxury music outing and the Seth Rogen/Lonely Island flick that might share a similiar premise (with a lengthy Knocked Up tangent), we try to make sense of unions and the impending WGA strike, lots of Disney flicks get dates, Time Warner's DC streaming service, and Amazon's Echo Look. Plus, Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic World 2, Logan going...
Topics: conversation, podcast, showbiz, news, 2017, vr, film, streaming, netflix, amazon, fyre festival,...
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Apr 27, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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As a film criticism outlet based almost entirely on the power of conversation, especially via the internet, this Palme d'Or winner raises timeless questions about the privacy of our off-air moments and the type of people possibly listening in. To say this unsung Francis Ford Coppola thriller is great is doing it a disservice by word association, you seriously have to watch this one (or perhaps let it watch you) #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: The Conversation, Francis Ford Coppola, film criticism, movie review, 1974, Palme d'Or, Gene...
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Apr 24, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which I try to sell you on supporting us via Patreon thru being able to witness me piss my pants in VR horror, Hulu keeps building its library up, James Wan is making a Smart House movie, James Gunn is returning for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Captain Marvel has found a directing duo, and Fox dated a ton of projects, including Avatar sequels. Plus, Facebook's new 8K VR camera and Social app, Ridley Scott's VR production arm, Sony figuring out vertical integration, the latest...
Topics: Until Dawn, patreon, showbiz, news, 2017, hollywood, Avatar 2, VR, marvel, netflix, Facebook, Hulu,...
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Apr 22, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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We sadly missed Chan Wook-Park's latest offering in theaters, but thanks to the modern state of cinema, were gifted a free screening as part of our Amazon Prime memberships. There's a lot to say about this darkly comedic, erotic thriller, especially as counter programming to our last episode, but what it comes down to is #IdBuyThatForADollar. Steve also rewatched the Disney Original Movie, Phantom of the Megaplex (32:10) while I give my early impressions of Ready at Dawn's Deformers (36:52) and...
Topics: Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden, Korean cinema, film criticism, movie review, podcast, conversation,...
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Apr 19, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Given that I picked Cheech and Chong last year for 4/20, Steve naturally thought this Pauly Shore vehicle was my stoner movie follow up, but Bio-Dome is through and through a celebration of Earth Day. I strongly defend this "worst film of all time" nominee  in the episode and challenge any critic, or wannabe, to listen to my thoughts and give this underrated Generation X, buddy comedy a shot. 
Topics: Bio-Dome, Pauly Shore, 1996, movie review, film criticism, worst movies of all time, buddy comedy,...
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Apr 17, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which two weeks have passed since our last recording and I have open with a horror story to explain why, we mourn Don Rickles and Charlie Murphy, MGM joins the vertical integration party, Cannes adds TV and VR content + a Palme D'or filled with streaming titles, and  my pitch to Universal for where Fast and the Furious goes next . Lots of news on upcoming projects, especially superheroes, Adam McKay, Tim Burton, and Labyrinth, how Amazon is funding its space exploration, and...
Topics: conversation, news, showbiz, hollywood, podcast, 2017, streaming, VR, amazon, netflix, cannes, don...
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Apr 17, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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We've been nice overall when it comes to sharing our opinions of Adam Sandler's recent offerings, not seeing the point in beating a dying horse, but after two hiccups on Netflix, Happy Madison has finally delivered something totally likeable. When that conversation trails off we split hairs over the Thor Ragnarok trailer (27:16) before doing a live reaction to the Star Wars Battlefront 2 reveal (33:51), followed by my showstopping Goodwill movie haul (37:46) and impressions of Kendrick Lamar's...
Topics: Adam Sandler, Sandy Wexler, Happy Madison, Netflix, movie review, Marvel Cinematic Universe,...
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Apr 13, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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We return to the land of Jewison just in time for the second coming of our Easter themed spectacular. Come for Steve's song of an opening line, true to this dialogue absent 70s rock opera, stay for our discussion of my trip to Israel, why Superman is a better version of the Jesus story, and this film's connection to Along Came Polly.
Topics: 1973, musical, movie review, film criticism, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Bryon Gillis, Steven...
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Apr 7, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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In all six episodes preceding this one we planned the spoiler/in depth discussion in advance, but this conversation was so heated we naturally got into it right in the middle of our standard review. The internet is split on Charlie McDowell's metaphysical/spirtiual journey, and so are we. Join us as we go for each other's throats over our views of what makes a compelling movie.
Topics: The Discovery, Charlie McDowell, Jason Segel, Robert Redford, 2017, Netflix, film criticism, movie...
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Apr 7, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Netflix releases are hit or miss with people, and that is exactly what Charlie McDowell's The Discovery is for us, undoubtedly culminating in one of our most heated clashes - which is fitting for a film regarding explorations of the afterlife (check the AFDM for uncensored dialogue). Steve also caught Malick's Song to Song (27:50) and Gremlins 2 (36:00), while I experienced Ubisoft's social VR game Werewolves Within (43:20), Sly Cooper 2: Band of Thieves (52:08), and binged on Kendrick Lamar, ...
Topics: 2017, The Discovery, Charlie McDowell, netflix, film criticism, podcast, Song to Song, Gremlins 2,...
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Apr 5, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Winding up our remake series is the original Fox adaptation of last week's Cronenberg masterpiece. Despite the Cinemascope, nice color, and general likeness between the two flicks, we found ourselves mostly unkind to this first outing starring Vincent Price. There's a lot to be said about the power a remake can have and even more about the nature of sequels here, but this version is sadly, proof re-imaginings can be a good thing.
Topics: The Fly, 1958, William Castle, Vincent Price, adaptation, remakes, film criticism, horror, b-movie,...
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Apr 3, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which The Academy begins fixing its accountability problem, Samsung makes a big splash with the Galaxy S8, Joss Whedon/Aaron Sorkin superhero rumors, Blumhouse may adapt Five Nights at Freddy's, I share my breakthrough VR experience with Werewolves Within, Palmer Luckey has left Facebook/Oculus, Venice Film Festival fully embraces virtual reality. Plus the fake Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg script that floated around town, my continued vendetta against Lee Daniels's Terms of...
Topics: showbiz, news, conversation, podcast, vr, tech, movies, netflix, amazon, bryon gillis, steven...
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Apr 1, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Mighty morphing tentpole franchises invade your ears this week as we open with Saban's Power Rangers before I jump ship to Kong: Skull Island (45:55). I also give my first impressions of Rocket League's Dropshot mode (53:35) and brag about my latest thrift store finds (57:47); while Steve caught Jeff Nichols's Loving (59:03) and the forgotten Paul Walker thriller Into the Blue (1:04:00).
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Mar 29, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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After hearing me mention it so many times in passing, Steve finally got around to catching one of my favorite non-romcoms, which just so happens to be one of the best remakes ever made. Many chalk it up as Cronenberg body horror, or a sci-fi creature feature, but come hear me tell how its truly a flawless tragic romance in disguise #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: The Fly, 1986, David Cronenberg, film criticism, movie review, podcast, conversation, movies, love,...
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Mar 27, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which I talk about going to a wedding and a finding a pet lizard, mourn two CBs and the many deaths to come, Netflix adds four more Adam Sandler movies, Brett Ratner vs Rotten Tomatoes, Bob Iger's reign continues at Disney, Sony plots more Spidey, and George R.R. Martin is opening a movie studio. Plus, VR spotlight on the After Solitary documentary, Nomadic joins the VR exhibition industry, Oculus needs to change its stripes, MGM is making the jump to Snapchat, the impending...
Topics: conversation, podcast, showbiz, news, vr, 2017, bryon gillis, steven montmaneix
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Mar 24, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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After several weeks of self reflection, and the realization that Two Cents can't exist in its bloated format forever, Steve and I decided to revive our original show with recent streaming titles. Its only fitting that we would return in this way with Kristen Johnson's docu-memoir, a Criterion Collection addition from last year available on Amazon Prime about how a life of filming documentaries influences the people involved/the inherent manipulation of reality to tell a narrative. Also, in...
Topics: podcast, conversation, film review, Cameraperson, documentaries, memoir, Kristen Johnson, Criterion...
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Mar 21, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Spring is in the air, weddings are on the rise, and seeing as how my selection was sandwiched between two by Steve related to remakes, I decided to make the best of it and finally watch the original for one of the better updated classics. Tune in to find out if Spencer Tracy is as bankable in the role I've always pictured Steve Martin in the second installment of our remake streak.
Topics: remake, Spencer Tracy, Father of the Bride, Elizabeth Taylor, Vincente Minelli, 1950, wedding,...
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Mar 20, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which I try to keep this show alive by dumping Penny Thoughts back onto Dollar Reviews (and doing that weekly again via streaming titles), I make my first retractions, Superman joins Mission: Impossible, Fandango takes aim at Mondo, and Sony says goodbye to the PS3/hello again to VR as more join the fray. Steve caught up on The Edge of Seventeen, cannibalistic Raw, and 2014's Beauty and the Beast; while I was enamored by Kedi, pumped out Drake's More Life, experienced Step Up 3D...
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Mar 15, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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With how common remakes/new adaptations are in today's entertainment, we sometimes lose sight of the inspiration behind it all. Steve's pick of the source for Steven Spielberg's lesser seen Always (1989), is a hidden gem lost among the clouds featuring some of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age and a great message about letting go amidst World War II. I enjoyed my ride with Spencer Tracy so much, another first story outing featuring him will be coming next week
Topics: podcast, conversation, film criticism, movie review, 1943, spencer tracy, a guy named joe, victor...
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Mar 14, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which daylight savings just began so we are a day late, Ghost in the Shell is getting an awesome Japanese dub, we predict the futures of Blumhouse and Disney's live-reactions, La La Land goes on a world tour, Ridley Scott wants more Xenomorph flicks, and Avatar 2 has been delayed yet again. I finally caught X-Men: Apocalypse, share my trip to the New Wave Bar, continue my descent into Lego Dimensions, and give a taste of PSVR 3D Blu-ray playback. Also, Camarada brings 3D...
Topics: podcast, conversation, news, 2017, showbiz, sexism, VR, Disney, Bryon Gillis, Steven Montmaneix
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Mar 8, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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There are so many filmmakers out there, both talented and not, that never leave their comfort zone and basically make the same movie over and over again. Sam Raimi is luckily not one of them, capable of filming any type of story, bringing us the perfect Hitchcockian thriller here. This selection was made initially to honor Bill Paxton, but now its a reminder that the zany guy behind The Evil Dead and Spider-Man has plenty more to offer us than genre flicks #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: podcast, movie review, 1998, Sam Raimi, Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thorton, film criticism, podcast,...
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Mar 6, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which The Obamas path to post-White House superstardom is still on track, New Line is returning to Oz, Tron and Transformers news, dreams of YouTube TV, and follow up info on The Oscar's Best Picture incident last week. Among the other things we covered this busy week are Mobile World Congress devices, Game Developer's Conference's many VR news items (including an Oculus price drop), the Nintendo Switch launch, Avatar 2, white privilege, and the impending doom of this news show.
Topics: news, showbiz, MWC, GDC, gaming, VR, technology, the oscars, 2017, news, bryon gillis, steven...
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Mar 4, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Before every comic book fanboy and pretender had a favorite entity in the ever expanding list of shared cinematic universes, Hugh Jackman landed the role of a lifetime as Wolverine. Capes and tights come and go, but the iconic badass with mutton chops and an ever present cigar found a soft spot in every movie goers heart. Nearly 20 years later, Fox gives his fans the due they deserve by honoring their favorite X-Man one last time in the latest evolution of the superhero genre...
Topics: X-Men, Fox, Logan, Wolverine, Hugh Jackman, 2017, James Mangold, Shane, western, superhero, Marvel,...
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Mar 1, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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With the Oscars just happening and award season finally coming to a close, Steve thought it would be the perfect time for both of us to watch the first film to win Best Picture. That's not an entirely accurate description of 1927's Wings, the silent epic which clung to the majestic camera work afforded to films mid out sound, at the precipice of talkies, but it might be just enough to get you to tune in #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: film review, 1927, 2017, oscars, best picture, silent films, criticism, wings, clara bow, product...
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Feb 27, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which our hero from Bulworth and Dick Tracy finds himself in a sticky situation, the passing of Bill Paxton, the state of Playstation VR, Hellboy, Nightwing, and Devon Sawa?! Steve caught the apparently similar Get Out and A Cure for Wellness, while I have had HEALTH's Disco 3 on repeat while exploring Thumper (PSVR).  Plus, Netflix looking very Bright (so we try to calculate its money pool), 5G tests are coming this year, and VR in space!
Topics: Moonlight, La La Land, Oscars, academy awards, 2017, news, showbiz, vr
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Feb 22, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Its impossible to avoid political conversations in the place we find ourselves at the time of recording this episode. Being at the onset of a presidency most Americans disapprove of, rife with fallacies in the news, and a severe distrust for the men appointed to govern alongside the latest celebrity turned politician. However, the best way to prevent future bumbles is to study the past, and this document that chronicles why Nixon resigned at the hands of dedicated journalists is the best place...
Topics: podcast, watergate, woodward, bernstein, all the president's men, biopic, investigative journalism,...
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Feb 20, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which we intro a new segment, Hulu might be producing a shared Stephen King universe show, Amazon's Costume Quest series(!!!), hiphoptherobot's early Nintendo Switch delivery, Donald Glover is Simba 2.0, and the first wedding hosted in VR. Steve watched Justice League Dark, Harold Lloyd's Speedy, and Flyboys; while I caught John Wick Chapter 2, went further into Lego Dimensions, and started Grim Fandango. Plus, IMAX VR's first Experience Centre, developments in staged VR, and how...
Topics: showbiz, news, tech, 2017, weekly, conversation, podcast, vr, movie reviews, politics, bryon...
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Feb 15, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Following Steve's subversion of Xmas with Black Christmas, this is the next installment in his (hopefully) continuing series of holidays gone rogue. If you're a fan of the slasher genre or a spoilsport when it comes to Cupid's Day of Love, you should check this out for its inventive kills on/surrounding a day generally reserved for bleeding hearts of a different order, just don't expect too much, because the MPAA is the real killer here.
Topics: conversation, podcast, My Bloody Valentine, Slasher, horror, gore, MPAA, valentine's day,...
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Feb 13, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which we only cover politics via SNL and Shia LaBoeuf, gamers face more delays as E3 goes public, Jay and Silent Bob are getting rebooted, several big directors have new projects, and Star Wars is landing in two big ways. I saw The Lego Batman Movie when I wasn't busy becoming obsessed with collecting Lego Dimensions or playing Day of the Tentacle Remastered, while Steve caught Vertigo in 70mm and VR treasure, The Lawnmower Man. Plus, Apple, Facebook, and Viacom switch up their TV...
Topics: conversation, podcast, showbiz, 2017, movies, lego, kevin smith
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Feb 8, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Unlike last year, where I hijacked Steve's pick to align Run Lola Run with the most magical filmic holiday of all, our second annual Groundhog Day Special is a little late this time around, but holy shit is it worth it. I wish I could travel back to 2007 and suck this thing off proper #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: Timecrimes, review, criticism, 2007, groundhog day, time travel, time loop, paradox, sci-fi, genre,...
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Feb 7, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which Batfleck leaves the director's chair, I forget what week it is, IMDb is abandoning its message boards, directors move around, and The CW's DC footprint is getting bigger. Steve caught 28 Days Later on 35mm, caught up on Train to Busan, and saw I'm Not Your Negro; while I saw Manchester by the Sea, The Edge of Seventeen, and NBC's Powerless. Plus, the UC Berkeley violent protest against free speech, Zenimax successfully sued Oculus for stealing their resources, Sony's...
Topics: showbiz, tech, movies, conversation, podcast, politics, 2017, millenials, vr, virtual reality,...
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Jan 31, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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There are certain films out there that escape convention, or defy description, and despite our best attempts across an hour of conversation here, Lars von Trier's divisive Palme d'Or winning " anti-musical" is one of them. Through its method of filmmaking, stylistic choices, and overall mood, as bleak as it may be, Trier creates a raw document and testament to the power of music and its escapist qualities from even the most tragic parts of life #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: 2000, Palme D'or, Bjork, Lars von Trier, musical, art cinema, movie review, film criticism,...
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Jan 30, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which we continue TrumpWatch2017, Apocalypse Now is becoming a videogame, Square-Enix is doing the same to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fox has enlisted Bryan Singer for an in universe X-Men pilot, The Flash stays troubled, Predator sounds amazing, and I tried the Naked Chicken Chalupa. Also, my thoughts on The Founder, Moonlight, SportsBar VR, and Girlschool DJ night; and Steve's on some Amazon docs, Bone Tomahawk, and I Know Who Killed Me. Plus, AT&T/Time Warner might...
Topics: podcast, conversation, news, 2017, weekly, talking, movies, Bryon Gillis, Steven Montmaneix
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Jan 25, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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Film is revered as the art form most capable of mimicking the wonder of life, but this anthology of nine interconnected stories told in single takes by Rodrigo Garcia raises the bar. The surreal, and often dark tone these snapshots capture makes for a troubling viewing experience, but what better way to champion strong female leads than with subject material rarely seen on screen. This might not be a perfect exercise of form over function, but it is an unforgettable journey into the lives of...
Topics: conversation, podcast, film review, 2005, Rodrigo Garcia, Robin Wright, film, single takes, Birdman
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Jan 25, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The delayed episode in which I ended up finishing things alone, where Trump is in the White House, Sundance is covered in snow, streamers make moves, Hellboy 3 might be coming, AMC Theaters continues its global dominance, Superbowl LI is streaming for free, and I review The London Heist, Black Mirror's Playtest episode, my VR playtesting gig, and Damien Chazelle's TCM block. Meanwhile, Steve talks Samurai Cop 2, Hell or High Water, The Magnificent 7 (2016), and Sony's Passengers. Plus, The...
Topics: podcast, conversation, news, 2017, president, showbiz, hollywood, tech, vr, sony
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Jan 17, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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After the Star Wars Holiday Special, Robocop 3, Freddy Got Fingered, and Yoga Hosers, we've built up a good amount of reviews for bad movies. Usually its because one of us is sadistic and feels like making the other endure the pain of an awful movie, but every once in a while the internet is wrong and we find a new favorite (here's looking at you, Catwoman). Join us to find which side of the bad quality coin this falls on: guilty pleasure or guilty of viewing.
Topics: podcast, Samurai Cop, conversation, bad movie, movie review, film criticism, direct to video,...
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Jan 16, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which Obamacare is dying, LA continues to get sports teams, the circus will never come to town again, Amazon introduces its own Anime Prime Channel, Cannes is admitting TV (just as The Coen Brothers jump in), and Infinity War and DC get more enlisters. Meanwhile, I share my addiction to Games Done Quick, finally beat Resident Evil 6, and caught the first episode of Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events; while Steve saw the remake of The Blob, Scorcese's Silence, and Patriot's Day....
Topics: podcast, news, showbiz, 2017, conversation, tech
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Jan 11, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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It took us forever to review one of Paul Verhoeven's flicks, so I thought it would be fun to follow it up immediately with the project released before it. I could describe the experimental nature of the production of this 2012 release, but you'll probably get a bigger kick listening to this episode with no further introduction.
Topics: podcast, 2012, Paul Verhoeven, Entertainment Experience, film review, criticism, crowd sourcing,...
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Jan 9, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which CES and the Golden Globes take over, IMAX begins rolling out its VR business at the perfect time, Terrence Malick's next is going to SXSW, and big news about Aquaman and Kevin Smith. I review The Bronze, Train to Busan, Now You See Me 2, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed; while Steve shares thoughts Bitter Rice, Nerve, and A Monster Calls. Plus, the internet of things to come (featuring digital assistants), our continued views on technology and millennials, Intel's...
Topics: 2017, podcast, news, showbiz, tech, vr, movies, reviews, two cents, conversation, Bryon Gillis,...
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Jan 7, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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We've started the year off with a fascinating thriller which a spoiler-free review sadly doesn't do justice for, but as luck would have it, we have a separate show made for these situations. There's a lot to ponder in this mind fuck of a rape flick; join us as we try to make sense of it all while praising its enigma.
Topics: podcast, spoilers, Elle, 2016, movie review, film criticism, conversation, Paul Verhoeven, rape
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Jan 7, 2017 Dollar Review
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If the name Paul Verhoeven doesn't mean anything to you, chances are you've never thought about our site's branding. Robocop is one of those films that just gets me, so  finally having the chance to not only catch it's director's latest work, but also review something of his for the first time, was a special treat for us. Given the nature of this flick, we are mum on details, but you can tune in to A Few Dollars More for the juicier conversation.
Topics: 2016, Elle, Paul Verhoeven, film criticism, movie review, podcast
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Jan 4, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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We've featured films from revered directors on this show, but few as prestigious or hard working as Martin Scorsese. This is his first real movie, a coming of age mafioso hang out  flick , that premieres much of the style he would later master in Goodfellas and Casino. Despite its flaws, this slice of New Hollywood is an interesting adventure through the neighborhood of the filmmaker when he still had the angst of youth rushing through him; the chapter that began it all.
Topics: 1973, martin scorsese, robert de niro, harvey keitel, film criticism, new york, early work
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Jan 2, 2017 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which we welcome the show into the year 2017,  mourn  the deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, talk Everything is Terrible's Jerry Maguire pop up rental shop, lament the latest IMAX delay, praise NBC making a puppet contestant show, and the chronicle the continued rise of Snapchat. Steve shares his impressions of Batman: Arkham VR, The Jungle Book, and Mad Max: Fury Road's Black & Chrome edition while I talk Rogue One, Sausage Party, and Run The Jewels 3. Plus, Damien...
Topics: podcast, news, reviews, conversation, 2017, showbiz, tech, star wars, vr, run the jewels 3
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Dec 24, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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Everyone has that wacky relative, or literally insane friend who keeps things interesting. Well, what if Nora Ephron wrote and directed what Christmas in the company of an entire group of nuts would be like? Its a mixed bag to put it nicely, which is shocking given the skill of the filmmakers and cast on hand.  I may have purchased a copy of this one for 25 cents, but a quarter might have been a little too much.
Topics: Mixed Nuts, Nora Ephron, christmas, 1994, steve martin, review, podcast
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Dec 23, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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I didn't exactly see the point in discussing this festival darling at greater length, but I think Steve was secretly hinting my recent romance might lead to an interesting discussion. He was right - join us for a no holds barred breakdown of how this fits in the Musical ouevre, our relationship with love, and ultimately just how splendid this picture is.
Topics: 2016, ryan gosling, emma stone, damien chazelle, musical, spoilers, review
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Dec 23, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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La La Land - both a nickname for Hollywood and the transcendental place couples live in when everything is perfect. In a world where everyone can be a celebrity, this third pairing of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone reminds us why we go the movies in the first place. These star crossed lovers make Damien Chazelle's landmark re-imagining of the movie musical sparkle in a time where song and dance are rarely coupled anymore. For so many reasons this has been sweeping the 2016 award season and it...
Topics: 2016, musical, ryan gosling, emma stone, damien chazelle, hollywood
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Dec 21, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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German, French, English, the entire world was involved in the war this film is centered around, but it takes a miracle to remind them we're all the same. The supposedly true event at the heart of this is beautiful, I just wish more surrounding it was actualized. Moving from the horrors of the holiday to this humbling reminder of what makes us human, especially in the face of turmoil, is about as nutty life gets around Christmas (well, until next week that is...)
Topics: 2005, french, joyeux noel, film review, jesus christ, humanity, WWI
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Dec 19, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which I share another story about my car getting in the way of a recording an episode, Nintendo might be joining the VR game, I once again share my thoughts on the future of virtual reality, as well as telling about my screenings of Nerve and Demolition, while Steve spares me his reviews of Oscar contenders to talk H.G. Wells's Things to Come. In bigger news, Yahoo has been hacked once again this year, David Ayer is returning to direct DC's Gotham City Sirens movie, we talk the...
Topics: podcast, 2016, news, vertical integration, amazon, facebook, car problems
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Dec 15, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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While everyone else is busy polishing off fruitcake, buying people presents, and doing their best to embody the holiday spirit, Steve thought we should visit the more sinister side of the yuletide season. We were  lucky to have the  spooktacular Brennan teach us about the slasher genre, while we marveled at this film's place in it, and guide us on our first journey down Bob Clark's lesser known Xmas miracle, which gives the best gift of all: fear #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: 1974, film review, Black Christmas, holiday, horror, slasher, early genre
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Dec 12, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which Universal decides the F8 of a franchise, China might change the way videogame loot boxes work, retail is trying to keep Pokemon Go a thing, Will Ferrell is tackling eSports next, the next Cloverfield movie, Dunkirk's 70mm teaser, Kodak's reelfilm website, and the Transformers IMAX VR experience. Steve shares thoughts on Nocturnal Animals, The Fourth Man, and the Willard remake, while I talk Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR...
Topics: podcast, 2016, news, conversation, showbiz, technology, Amazon
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Dec 7, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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When going through a tough spot in life, movies that make you feel something are the best medicine. I knew I'd probably like this Best Picture winner, but I didn't think I would be so enamored. There is so much here, its so lifelike, and seeing Nicholson and McClaine's affair develop is pure bliss. I loved their characters so much I jokingly asked for a sequel during the episode, turns out they made one. Not sure that flick's worth the time but this one is #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: podcast, terms of endearment, best picture, emotional, film review, 1983
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Dec 5, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which Skype really tried to fuck our groove up, Kanye is out the hospital/Fidel is still dead, I tell you about my time at Playstation Experience 2016, Netflix finally allows users to download content, an update on Nintendo at Universal Studios, I share reviews on A Case of You, Save the Last Dance, and Sky High while Steve talks The Running Man, Too Late, and finally James Bond which spirals into a saga about 007. Plus, DirecTV Now and Amazon Prime Channels amplifying cord...
Topics: podcast, 2016, news, showbiz, technology, Bryon Gillis, Steven Montmaneix
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Nov 30, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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Dick Tracy is a peculiar beast - a comic book adaptation and an art film, a promotional tie-in machine and slice of auteur cinema. Everything Warren Beatty, the biggest movie star on the planet at the time, does here from a stylistic standpoint is fascinating, its just a shame its wasted on a generic story.
Topics: 1990, Dick Tracy, film review, podcast, conversation, criticism
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Nov 28, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which we share our Thanksgiving/Black Friday events, Legendary snatched Dune rights, I rewatched Step Up because its sixth installment is going to be Chinese, Steve caught Arrival, Somewhere in Time, and The Lunchbox (one of my faves of 2014), Amazon might be getting into the live sports game, our roadmap for the end of cable,  and Dave  Chappelle joins Chris Rock for big Netflix dollars. Plus, Tesla is going to power an entire island with clean energy, Alt-right douchebags...
Topics: podcast, 2016, news, conversation, bryon gillis, steven montmaneix, amazon
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Nov 23, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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This week I tried something different, I didn't watch our selection. Coming out of my whirlwind romance made me reluctant sure, but the last time I viewed this Best Picture winner was with late grandfather Barry and I wasn't quite ready for a revisit. Instead of technical details I share my recollections from having been in a production at the onset of high school. This is a beautifully, fun debt worth a go #IdBuyThatForADollar
Topics: 1961, film review, musical, west side story, review
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Nov 21, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which I hopefully share details about my doomed romance for the last time, Tinder goes trans friendly, Domino's does drone delivery in New Zealand, and Steve caught Terrence Malick's A Voyage of Time and Brainscan, while I finally checked out Westworld's pilot and Denis Villeneuve's Arrival. Also, Google and Facebook crack down on fake news ads, the possible end of the Electoral College, China continues its foothold in the movie industry, Marvel moves Inhumans to the small screen,...
Topics: conversation, romance, news, 2016, tech, film, watch dogs 2
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Nov 16, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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Remember those teen films from your childhood you couldn't seem to get enough of? Just the title on the TV guide would get you excited. It didn't matter where you tuned in, just being in the presence of the characters made you feel a certain way. Well, despite how awesome the journey is here, this sadly is one of those films, but one however,  that lost its luster along the nostalgia highway.
Topics: 1999, teen movie, podcast, film review, kiss, road movie
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Nov 14, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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The episode in which Tyler joins us for Penny Thoughts on Westworld, Faults, and the new Childish Gambino; Steve shares about Hacksaw Ridge, Warcraft, and Zootopia, and I talk Titanfall 2 and The Flash. Plus, I bring up Election Day, IMDb suing California for its anti-agism attack on birthdays, the future of crowd sourcing in the face of the latest Uber scandal, Max Landis is rumored to be remaking one of his father's films, the state of Nintendo, Playstation Vue and an outline of OTT services...
Topics: podcast, 2016, news, tech, vr, movies, videogames, tv
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Nov 9, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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Topicality is a funny thing in that what is special for a given moment doesn't always retain its luster. This pick, Steve's second consecutive selection from Peter Medak, in particular is strange for a non-British audience. Its a quirky, black comedy about politics, but its length and run-on jokes make it hard to recommend. This is one of the few moments where we sacrificed our time so you don't have to - enjoy!
Topics: podcast, 1972, The Ruling Class, Peter Medak, politics, britain, satire
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Nov 8, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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Another Marvel movie, another cycle of rankings, but not on our part. We like viewing films for their individual merits; however, with Infinity War coming soon after two full phases of hype, its hard to separate a single story from the grandiose whole. We're a little staggered on our appreciation for this film, but its unabashedly a fun ride. Let's hope Disney keeps up the good work.
Topics: podcast, movie review, 2016, marvel, doctor strange, MCU, benedict cumberbatch, phase 3
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Nov 7, 2016 Dollar Reviews
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The week in which nothing much has transpired besides heartbreak, Dave Chappelle is going to host next week's Saturday Night Live, Fox has renewed The Simpsons up to season 30, another Verhoeven classic is being remade sadly, Wanda continues its media purchases with Dick Clark Productions, Disney bests its box office records, and we come up with the Madea/SAW crossover for Lionsgate. Plus, AT&T is getting sued for collusion, The Flash continues its director woes, we question if Johnny Depp...
Topics: podcast, 2016, news, two cents, bryon gillis, steven montmaneix, china, wanda, the simpsons